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November 29, 2013
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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Top Kate Moss, photographed last month celebrating Rimmel’s 180th anniversary. Above A preview image of the supermodel, who will appear in Playboyâs 60th anniversary issue in January.
Suzy Menkes isn’t the only woman getting a special award from the British Fashion Council, supermodel Kate Moss will receive one, too.
Her Special Recognition Award at the British Fashion Awards is presented to mark her 25 years in the business and her continued influence on the industry, said the Council.
Croydon-born Moss was discovered in 1988 while on holiday by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management. Then 14, she and her family were returning from a holiday in the Bahamas and were awaiting their homeward flight at JFK.
While considered a supermodel in the original sense of the wordâher contemporaries were Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and Christy TurlingtonâMoss was a contrast, having a more child-like, waif look. Opponents called it ‘heroin chic’.
Moss received some notoriety for her skinny frame after appearing on the cover of The Face in 1997. She then modelled in advertisements for Calvin Klein underwear and appeared nude for the Calvin Klein fragrance, Obsession. She has been immortalized in sculpture in two sculptures by Marc Quinn, the first in 2006 called Sphinx, followed by a second in 2008, in gold, called . Siren
Moss will appear in Playboyâs 60th anniversary issue in January, and a preview image, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, has already been released.
She has been romantically linked to Johnny Depp, Jefferson Hack (the father of her first child), Billy Zane, Leonardo di Caprio, Mark Wahlberg, Daniel Craig, Jake Chapman, Mario Sorrenti, Evan Dando, Jesse Wood, Antony Langdo, and Pete Doherty. In 2011, she and Hince tied the knot.
Through the years, Moss has defied expectations, shattering the predictions of those who believed that models would only have a certain, limited working life, and recovering from a tabloid exposĂ© about cocaine use that could have permanently damaged a lesser model’s career. She has shrewdly created her own brand, licensing it in co-branding situations, most notably with Topshop. She has her own collections with Longchamp, Fred and Rimmel. And she continues to endorse products and serve as the face of international brands, thanks in part to her work ethic and knowledge, and to a unique look.
The Council calls her ‘fearless and intuitive’ when choosing her projects. Others sought by the BFC for comment included photographer Mario Testino, with whom Moss has collaborated numerous times, who said, ‘Kate Moss has made many people dream. And not only people that look at fashion but those that create it as well. The moment she puts on an outfit, it takes another identity. She adds personality to fashion and I personally, can never get enough of her.’
Donatella Versace said, ‘From the very beginning Kate was iconic; she never had to become a model. She has the same energy, the same seduction and the same witâin front of the camera and with everyone, I love you Kate!’
The BFC stated, ‘She has worked with every designer of note, including McQueen, Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, Dior, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and her editorial still sets the benchmark high in terms of sheer versatility, originality and its ability to communicate the aspirations and realities of many generations. Her work with Corinne Day at the age of 15 remains instrumental in shaping the face of the fashion industry, and Kate is synonymous with the spirit of British innovation.’
It also notes that Moss is the most prolific Vogue cover girl, appearing on 34 covers for British Vogue alone. She now serves as a contributing fashion editor for the magazine, with her first story appearing in the spring.
Moss won Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2006, and received the London 25 award at the same event in 2009.
The British Fashion Awards, hosted by the BFC, takes place on December 2 at the London Coliseum. Nominees this year include Marc Jacobs, Anya Hindmarch, Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou, Raf Simons, Nicholas Kirkwood and Cara Delevingne. Tickets are available through www.britishfashionawards.com/tickets. Lucire will have post-event coverage.
October 24, 2013
With Chile’s rise in international fashion, Omega has opened a boutique in the capital, Santiago, with its ambassador, supermodel Cindy Crawford, its guest of honour last week.
The boutique, with a 10 m high faĂ§ade, is in the Parque Arauco, one of the city’s largest shopping centres.
Omega hosted an event at the Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art’s Quinta Normal Park site, with a dance display and a showing of offerings from its Constellation range.
âOur expansion in this dynamic region reflects the growing enthusiasm for luxury products in the Chilean market and shows that Omegaâs sophisticated timepieces, innovative watchmaking and quality products resonate with Chileans,’ says Raynald Aeschlimann, Omegaâs Vice President and International Director of Sales, Retail and Distribution.
A later dinner also saw Crawford attend and give a speech about her involvement with Omega, which dates back to 1995. She also mentioned her involvement in the design of the earlier Constellation models.
She wore the Constellation Quarter Moon, which dĂ©buted at the event. The watch features an 18 ct red gold case and an 18 ct red gold dial, accented with pearled white mother-of-pearl and 126 single-cut diamonds arranged in the shape of quarter moons. The bezel is paved with 32 full-cut diamonds, while the bracelet is also made of 18 ct red gold. It comes with a four-year warranty.
Aeschlimann says, ‘Cindy has been promoting our products longer than any other of Omegaâs ambassadors and she is a perfect representative for our brand. It has always been a pleasure working with her and her inspiration continues to be of great value to Omega.’
July 2, 2013
Paris editor Lola Saab is reporting from the haute couture shows presently, but to whet your appetite, we have two videos from the event.
One of our media partners caught the arrivals at Versace, where A-list celebrities included Uma Thurman, Mena Suvari, Zachary Quinto, David Furnish, Elena Perminova, Delphine ChanĂ©ac and Harper’s Bazaar Russiaâs Miroslava Duma. Supermodel Naomi Campbell made a triumphant appearance on the catwalk.
We also have the arrivals at Christian Dior at the HĂŽtel des Invalides, which had celebrities including Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (exposing her midriff), LĂ©a Seydoux, Leelee Sobieski, Peter Marino, Marisa Berenson, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and Gemma Arterton (who offers some remarks post-show). On the catwalk, at the Raf Simons-designed collection, we saw a collection that crossed continents, in what should be regarded as one of his most creative. The 53 looks took us on a whirlwind trip around the world, showing what Simons is capable ofâthough it is hard to summarize the collection in a single phrase.
Down Under, meanwhile, the Miromoda winnersâat which Lucire publisher Jack Yan judged, alongside Dame Pieter Stewart (in the chair), Paula Collins and Anthony Morsinkhofâsaw Rotorua-based Adrienne Whitewood take the supreme award for the second time. Mitchell Vincent, Kylie Mangan, Leilani Rickard, Dmonic Intent, and HĆhepa Thompson will join Whitewood in securing places at New Zealand Fashion Week.
June 27, 2013
The Serpentine Gallery summer party yesterday, hosted by L’Wren Scott at Hyde Park, London, featured numerous A-list celebrities, including supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, actor couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, HRH Princess Beatrice, Bip Ling, Eva Herzigova, Karen Elson, Jessie Ware, Nadja Swarovski, Alice Eve (
Star Trek: Into Darkness), Tracey Emin, Donna Air and James Middleton, Daisy Lowe, Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis, Damien Hirst, Jeremy Irons, Joanne Froggatt and James Franco. Jake Bugg and Findlay performed live music at the event.
Parker wore a flapper dress and recalled the 1920s, while Moss wore a leopard-print black dress.
Scott was accompanied by partner Mick Jagger, and his daughters Jade and Georgia May. Bianca Jagger, Jade’s mother, also attended.
The pavilion was an angular, geometric design this year, designed by Sou Fujimoto.
June 3, 2013
Above GisĂšle BĂŒndchen, who has returned to model for H&M, first appeared in 2000 for the company’s summer swimwear.
In a few weeksâ time,
Forbes will release its table of the worldâs top-earning models for June 2012 to June 2013.
Lucire didnât report on the numbers last year, but if we did, we would have noticed that Heidi Klum disappeared from the league tables, after being in a consistent second place for years. Forbes had taken her off the list, saying that she was more a businesswoman than a model. Itâs not entirely fair, since Klum, 40, still models (granted, they are usually products she is associated with), and we estimate her earnings are still in the eight figures.
Natalia Vodianova shot up into third, more than doubling her 2011 figure. Miranda Kerr was back in the top 10 after having a baby, while Lara Stoneâs number dropped with her pregnancy (she became a Mum in May).
But can we make a call on the rankings, just looking at the trends and how much coverage the models have received in our pages?
Thereâs no doubt that GisĂšle BĂŒndchen will remain top dog. Her earning figure was at $25 million for 2009 and 2010, and a whopping $45 million for the past two years. We havenât seen BĂŒndchen as much in the last year, but she has inked deals with H&M (which is securing big names with Donald Schneider on its team) and C&A.
Kate Moss will secure second place. St Tropez has been her most recent gig, though figures were not reported at the time. Moss still gets headlines, so sheâll either be in the high seven figures, but we think she could head into the low eights again.
Adriana Lima has traditionally followed Moss, but Natalia Vodianova overtook her by $1Â·3 million in 2012, getting to $8Â·6 million over Limaâs $7Â·3 million. That was helped with her contracts with Guerlain and Etam (she helps design her own lingerie collection there, Ă la Elle Macpherson), a deal with Russian retailer Centro, and continuing to walk the catwalk for some major labels. So the VodianovaâLima ordering from 2012 is likely to be preserved.
Doutzen Kroes is getting plenty of attention in our pages, propelled in part through her contract as a LâOrĂ©al Paris face. She netted just under $7 million last year, and itâs going to be a toss-up between her and Alessandra Ambrosio for 2013 for fifth place, both of whom rank similarly in terms of mentions here. Kroes was missing in the top 10 in 2011 due to her pregnancy but has pipped Ambrosio twice since 2009âbut only by $300,000â$500,000. Weâre making a call that the orderâs going to stay the same for fifth and sixth, too.
Karlie Kloss should be up there in 2013. People with Money puts Klossâs net worth at $275 million but in terms of annual earnings, the number is bound to be lower. Weâre putting the value of the Cover Girl cosmetics and Christian Dior contracts, her fashion and perfume lines, walking for many top names, and her new Victoriaâs Secret âAngelâ role in the seven figures, and our bet is that sheâll find herself in seventh.
Miranda Kerr would, consequently, get bumped down one place, but her earnings should stay within the $4 millionâ$5 million region. That leaves Carolyn Murphy and Candice Swanepoel from last yearâs tables, models who have typically been in the $3 million club. Murphy has not been searched for much here, nor has she merited much mention, so we wonder where she will be ranked. Weâre thinking Swanepoel might pip Murphy this year, with her continuing Victoriaâs Secret and other contracts.
Emanuela de Paula has not made much headway since getting into 11th place in 2009, which continues to suggest that globally, Caucasian models tend to have it easier at this point.
May 16, 2013
Updated with videos on May 16, 2013, 12.21 p.m. GMT and May 23, 2013, 2.01 p.m. GMT
Top celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Cara Delevingne, Sonam Kapoor, Lana Del Rey, Nicole Kidman, Zhang Ziyi, Georgia May Jagger, supermodel Cindy Crawford, Fan Bingbing, InĂšs de La Fressange, Isla Fisher, singer Florence Welch, designer Jean-Claude Jitrois, Freida Pinto, Ludivine Sagnier, Julianne Moore, Bai Ling, Lady Victoria Hervey, Phoebe Price, Lorie, Paz Vega, FrĂ©dĂ©rique Bel, Elizabeth Debicki, Zhang Yuqi, Mallika Sherawat, Josephine Jobert, Tanya Dziahileva, Vahina Giocante, Aurelie Filippetti, Clotilde Courau, Michel Piccoli, and Hayley Roberts and David Hasselhoffâthe Hoff himselfâattended the 66th Cannes Film Festival opening gala at the ThĂ©Ăątre LumiĂšre.
Swedish appliance manufacturer Electrolux, meanwhile, hosted the Festival de Cannes’ opening dinner, with award-winning chefs Anne-Sophie Pic (three Michelin stars) and Bruno Oger (two Michelin stars) at the Electrolux Agora Pavilion for the third consecutive year, treating guests to a four-course meal.
The 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was the first film to kick off the events at Cannes. The movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann, stars DiCaprio and Fisher.
It is one of 20 films in contention for the Festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, competing with Behind the Candelabra, a bio-pic about Liberace, and Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling, among others.
The 2013 jury is headed by Steven Spielberg and includes Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz.
May 9, 2013
Kate Moss is the new face of
St Tropez, the self-tanning brand, leading its first global advertising campaign.
Two shots have been released: one of Moss in a white, one-piece swimsuit, and another in the nude.
The campaign will be in print and online, and appear in point-of-sale materials from summer 2013. St Tropez is also encouraging users to use the hashtag offtosttropez on Twitter for a prize draw, which will include a holiday.
The company has also issued a how-to video on how to get Moss’s tan in the campaign. Says Nichola Joss, St Tropez’s global tanning and skin-finishing expert, ‘To achieve Kateâs pool-side bronze for the shoot, the St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse applied with a St Tropez Applicator Mitt gives a natural-looking, streak-free result with a flawless finish. St Tropez Powder Bronzer perfects the look with a beautiful contoured effect and enhances the natural shape of Kateâs body.’
The iconic supermodel says she has used the St Tropez brand since its inception.
Michelle Feeney, CEO of PZ Cussons Beauty, the owner of St Tropez, said in a release, ‘As a global beauty brand with a heritage in tanning, St Tropez is now in 18 countries and women from Rio to LA are seeking the benefits of safe tanning. Kateâs fashion icon status is important to us but now her growing number of beauty campaigns proves that her appeal as a beauty icon resonates with confident women across all age groups globally.’
January 8, 2013
Above Olivia Newton-John at G’day USA’s Los Angeles event in 2011.
The 10th anniversary
G’day USA Los Angeles black-tie gala, part of the annual event celebrating Australia in the US, will see Golden Globe nominees Hugh Jackman and Glenn Close join Olivia Newton-John at the J. W. Marriott at LA Live on January 12. Awards will be presented to Paul Hogan, Rose Byrne and John Travolta.
Elle Macpherson and Richard Wilkins will co-MC the event.
Entertainment will include performances by Jessica Mauboy ( The Sapphires), Jack Vidgen, David Campbell, didgeridoo player William Barton and the Qantas Choir. Photographer Wayne Quilliam will provide imagery to accompany the performances.
Past honorees, including Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, Mel Gibson, Toni Colette, Keith Urban, Anthony LaPaglia, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Air Supply and Luc Longley will attend.
Australian chef Curtis Stone is preparing an Australian-inspired dinner.
The event, with 1,000 guests, has already been sold out.
Seven cities participate in G’day USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, Chicago, Houston and Boston) bringing together events promoting business, government, environment, innovation, culture and tourism. The events are produced by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Qantas Airways, Tourism Australia and Austrade.
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